Dance with Me

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All Music Guide - Michael Ofjord
On his 100th album, Jimmy Sturr, the polka man on a mission, succeeds in honoring the basic traditions of polka music while broadening its appeal. The songs and influences vary, but the underlying spirit and strength of the music remains. This time out, guests include the Oak Ridge Boys, polished and professional as usual Flaco Jimenez, the Jordannaires, and the Rocco Sisters. The recording starts out strong with two big band sounding polka tunes, "Make Mine Polka" and "My Dot Polka." Four of the remaining cuts are instrumentals, and all are played with an effervescent spirit and solid musicianship. Of particular note is "E String Polka," which begins with fast-paced ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Michael Ofjord
On his 100th album, Jimmy Sturr, the polka man on a mission, succeeds in honoring the basic traditions of polka music while broadening its appeal. The songs and influences vary, but the underlying spirit and strength of the music remains. This time out, guests include the Oak Ridge Boys, polished and professional as usual Flaco Jimenez, the Jordannaires, and the Rocco Sisters. The recording starts out strong with two big band sounding polka tunes, "Make Mine Polka" and "My Dot Polka." Four of the remaining cuts are instrumentals, and all are played with an effervescent spirit and solid musicianship. Of particular note is "E String Polka," which begins with fast-paced country fiddle before transitioning into more traditional polka instrumentation. Another cut which combines two styles is "Borracho #1," bridging the gap between the Jimmy Sturr style and the Tex-Mex style of polka featuring an excellent accordion solo by Flaco Jimenez. The only two cuts which seem subpar are "May All Your Dreams Come True" and the good time staple "Wasn't That a Party." The former is a waltz that goes a little too far into schmaltz territory though sentimentalists may love it and the latter suffers from too generic an arrangement. But, overall, this is a very good recording and should be enjoyed by those who enjoy first-rate dance music and can leap beyond the stereotype of polka music being only for the gray-haired generation.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/18/1998
  • Label: Rounder / Umgd
  • UPC: 011661608726
  • Catalog Number: 616087
  • Sales rank: 238,097

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Make Mine Polka - Jimmy Sturr and His Orchestra (2:23)
  2. 2 My Polka Dot - Jimmy Sturr and His Orchestra (2:38)
  3. 3 Stellato's Polka (1:55)
  4. 4 May All Your Dreams Come True - Jimmy Sturr and His Orchestra (2:49)
  5. 5 Papa, Won't You Dance With Me? - Rocco Sisters (2:20)
  6. 6 E-String Polka (3:16)
  7. 7 Borracho #1 - Jimmy Sturr and His Orchestra (2:36)
  8. 8 Ordinary Girl - Jimmy Sturr and His Orchestra (2:31)
  9. 9 Blue Star (2:31)
  10. 10 In One Year (Za Rok) - Jimmy Sturr and His Orchestra (2:28)
  11. 11 Watch Your Step - Jimmy Sturr and His Orchestra (2:04)
  12. 12 Loretta - Jimmy Sturr and His Orchestra (2:22)
  13. 13 Wasn't That a Party - Jimmy Sturr and His Orchestra (3:27)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jimmy Sturr Primary Artist
The Oak Ridge Boys Vocals, Track Performer
The Jordanaires Ensemble
Gene Bartkiewicz Accordion
Dennis Coyman Drums
Wally Czerniawski Accordion
Flaco Jiménez Accordion, Track Performer
Gregg Galbraith Guitar
Johnny Karas Tenor Saxophone, Vocals, Track Performer
Al Noble Trumpet
Eric Parks Trumpet
Frank Urbanovitch Fiddle, Vocals
Bill Pernice Piano
Rocco Sisters Vocals, Track Performer
Gerry Stavisky Clarinet
Technical Credits
Jimmy Sturr Arranger, Producer
Ray DeBrown Arranger
Jon "JD" Dickson Engineer
Toby Mountain Mastering
Tom Pick Producer, Engineer
Robert K. Oermann Liner Notes
Henry Will Arranger
Doyle Brown Producer
Don Schlitz Composer
Danny Perez Composer
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